1. VCF (Vertebral Compression Fracture)
A vertebral compression fracture occurs when the bones of the spine become broken due to trauma or osteoporosis.
The vertebrae most commonly broken are those in the lower back.
A vertebral compression fracture causes severe pain in not just on the fracture site but also hip, abdominal, and thigh pain.
Deformation of spine curve due to vertebrae collapse is also a common symptom.
Kyphoplasty is a medical procedure used to treat a condition known as Vertebral Compression Fractures (VCF).
The patient lies face down on the operating table. The surgeon makes two 3 cm incisions, in the back.
Guided by two X-Ray machines, a tube is inserted into the spinal column to the location of the fractured vertebrae.
A device called a balloon expander is pushed down the tube and inflated.
This causes the collapsed vertebrae to be lifted and a space created between it and the adjoining vertebrae.
Bone cement is inserted into the cavity. It dries in about 15 minutes.
The balloon and tube are removed, the incisions in the back stitched up with the result being the restoration of the height and shape of the vertebral body.
Kyphoplasty helps to prevent additional fractures by keeping the spine aligned in its proper position.
3. Good features of BALEX
1) Radiolucent stylet is applied for convenient operation with C – Arm.
2) Onetouch lever has easy and simple locking feature and quick pressure release.
3) Precise pressure adjustment by using a precision handgrip.
4) Magnificent durability of balloon catheter which resists up to 300psi.
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